Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Getting the Best Chickens, Choosing Coops, Feeding and Care, and Beating City Chicken Laws

Author: R. J. Ruppenthal

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479197002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 42

View: 1268

Valuable, short guide for beginners on how to start a backyard mini-flock of 2-4 chickens and get fresh eggs every day. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces book, and a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine.
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Backyard Chickens

The Essential Backyard Chickens Guide for Beginners. Choosing the Right Breed, Raising Chickens, Feeding, Care, and Troubleshooting

Author: Andy Jacobson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533032980

Category:

Page: 134

View: 4455

Start Raising Your Own Flock of Chickens with This Essential Guide! Everything You Need to Get Started! Includes Bonus Chicken Coop Building Guide! Raising and breeding chickens is an incredibly rewarding hobby and all you need is the right guidance to get you started - this is exactly what this essential guide provides. You will learn how to choose the right breed, the things you need to consider before committing to keeping backyard chickens, how to purchase and raise baby chicks, how to purchase and start with adult birds, and everything you need to consider when selecting or designing your chicken coop. By the end of this guide you will know how to: - Purchase your birds, what to look for when purchasing your birds, how many to purchase and what gender. - Raise chickens in any backyard. - House your chickens. - Feed and care for your flock. - Raise baby chicks. - Prevent and control pests. - Protect your flock from predators. - Prevent and deal with internal and external parasites. - And much more! This guide includes photos with clear explanations to further your understanding. Not only will you be introduced to the essentials of raising chickens, but you will also learn about the challenges that many initially face, and how to overcome them. Buy This Essential Guide Now and Kickstart Your Chicken Raising Journey!
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Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author: Kimberly Willis,Rob Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470465448

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 1970

Practical how-to advice for raising chickens in virtually any backyard! Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular–and growing–pastime. And Raising Chickens For Dummies provides an up-to-date, thorough introduction to all aspects of caring for chickens, including choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing, and proper feeding. Raising Chickens For Dummies provides authoritative, detailed information to make raising chickens for eggs, meat, or backyard entertainment that much easier.
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Raising Chickens

Backyard Chickens for Beginners: Choosing the Best Breed, Feeding and Care, and Raising Chickens for Eggs

Author: Maggie Gingrich

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540754127

Category:

Page: 76

View: 1204

Discover The Secrets To Raising Chickens In Your Own Backyard! You're about to discover the most important skills necessary to successfully raise chickens in your own backyard! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Getting Fresh Eggs Every Day Choosing the Best Chicken Breeds Raising Chicks Raising Adult Chickens Feeding and Care Choosing a Coop Incubating and Hatching Eggs Much, much more! The truth is, raising chickens can be difficult, especially when you haven't had any previous experience. This book gives you a step-by-step guide on picking the best chickens, feeding and care for your chickens, and producing eggs on a daily basis. This book will give you all of the basic information you need to start raising your very own backyard flock! Helpful Resources You'll find that throughout this book, there are helpful resources referenced throughout the reading, as well as a "Work Cited" section that gives you links to many of the resources that can help you become a chicken pro! Buy your copy today! If you're looking for a beginner's guide to raising chickens, buy now!
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The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Everything You Need to Know . . . and Didn't Know You Needed to Know About Backyard and Urban Chickens

Author: Andy Schneider,Brigid McCrea

Publisher: Quarry

ISBN: 1592537286

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 515

Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows…and everything you need to know…about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. Inside, you’ll learn:—The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock—So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation— The Art of Brooding—Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs—Nutrition, Health, and Wellness…and much more!
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Backyard Chickens

A Beginners Guide To Raising Backyard Chickens

Author: Nancy Ross

Publisher: PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508054681

Category: Pets

Page: 41

View: 534

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO RAISE CHICKENS IN YOUR VERY OWN BACKYARD? Whether you want to learn what you need to get started, what the best breeds are, or understanding your chickens behaviour this book will help you. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Benefits of Backyard Chickens What You Need to Get Started Getting Setup to Bring the Chickens Home The Best Backyard Breeds Understanding the Basic Behaviors of Your Chicken Medical Issues With Your Chickens Making Money With Your Chickens Much, Much, More!
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Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Build Your Own Chicken Coop, Learn to Feed & Care Naturally

Author: Micheal Peal

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548023454

Category:

Page: 26

View: 733

Backyard Chickens For Beginners Build Your Own Chicken Coop, Learn To Feed & Care Naturally Raising your own chicken comes with so many benefits. Of course, having fresh and healthy eggs is one of these, but did you know that chickens make wonderful pets as well? Yes, you read that right. It is not strange for them to run to greet you when you go to them in the morning or to spend time around you while you are working in the garden. What is even more, they can help you out when it comes to gardening. They will keep away the pests that annoy your plants and will provide the best fertilizer for your garden. In this book, you will find detailed descriptions of the elements you need to think about when choosing the right breed for you. Then, you will learn how to set up your own brooder and take care of those fluffy chicks. While the chicks are growing up, you will have time to build a coop on your own. There's nothing to be worried about. The book gives you the detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to make a plan for your coop, and most importantly, how to build it. When the chicks start living in their new home, you will have to do one more thing - to decide on their diet. This is another thing you will find in a book - you will learn how, what and how much to feed your chickens to keep them healthy and make them lay eggs all year round. Chapter 1: Choose Your Breed Chapter 2: Build Your Brooder Chapter 3: Build the Coop Chapter 4: Learn to Feed Your Chickens
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A Beginner’s Guide to Poultry Farming in Your Backyard - Raising Chickens for Eggs and Food

Author: John Davidson,Dueep J. Singh

Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing

ISBN: 1311659285

Category: Cooking

Page: 42

View: 8123

A Beginner’s Guide to Poultry Farming in Your Backyard Raising Chickens for Eggs and Food Table of Contents Introduction It Is Just Chicken Feed Sustainable Poultry Feed Crop bound Chickens Best Natural Food for Chickens Hatching Chickens How to Make an Incubator Fresh Water Supply Nesting boxes Free Ranging Birds Dust baths and Shed Floor Covering Bumble Foot Building Your Own Chicken Coop Egg Production Raising Broilers for the Market Well Ventilated Coops Protecting chickens from Predators Conclusion The Truth about Growth Promoting Feed Author Bio Introduction Ever since man found out that it was extremely easy to have domesticated sources of food, reared right in his yard, millenniums ago, is it a wonder that poultry especially chicken farming is one of the best methods to get easy access to a good source of food for your family? There is absolutely no country in the world, except perhaps the Arctic regions, – where man has not reared ducks, chickens and other poultry for table purposes down the centuries. Apart from these being an easy source of eggs to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, you also knew that you would have a tough old rooster for dinner, when a large number of family members popped in unexpectedly, demanding sustenance. We are going to be concentrating on chicken farming, for domestic purposes in this book. You have this dream of raising chickens in your backyard. You are interested in a continuous supply of eggs, and the occasional chicken for your pot of a Sunday. Layers are those chickens, which are normally raised for egg production. The chickens which are going to go straight into the pot are called broilers. Since ancient times, human beings have been raising poultry for domestic purposes and also for marketing purposes. Poultry farming has been a part of rural life in the east down the centuries. All the kitchen waste was fed to the hens. These hens came under the 21st century poultry farming term – free ranging. That meant they were allowed to scratch about in the backyard, getting their fill of insects, worms, green vegetables, organic matter, and was it a wonder that they laid delicious, nutritious, and proteinaceous eggs? Every intelligent householder kept three or four hens depending on the size of his family, and he bought a cock from the market, when he needed chickens. Once a clutch of chickens was hatched, Cocky Locky went into the cook pot. One of the common mistakes made by new poultry farmers is buying a large number of birds, because they are not very clear about whether they want these words for home consumption or they want to trade in the eggs and poultry meat. Around 50 years ago, one of my father’s colleagues was facing this problem. He had this huge garden and backyard. He had heard about dad rearing poultry in that garden successfully. So he also wanted to experiment in this exciting new activity which would keep his family well supplied with eggs, and fresh meat. So the next time dad went visiting to his base on a tour, he asked dad the best way to raise birds without too much of a hassle. You are going to get these easy tips in the book.
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The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760352429

Category: Gardening

Page: 180

View: 8806

Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.
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Backyard Chickens' Guide to Coops and Tractors

Planning, Building, and Real-Life Advice

Author: Members of Backyard Chickens.com

Publisher: Betterway Home

ISBN: 9781440316968

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 3274

Keeping chickens isn't just for farms! The backyard chicken revolution has coops popping up in neighborhoods all over. Home-raised chickens provide a great source of superior, organic eggs that are as close as your backyard. Chickens also make good pets and provide free fertilizer—and lots of fun. Backyard Chickens Guide offers plans and photos for 16 custom coops built by real chicken owners, (including three portable designs known as tractors). Read their stories and learn from their experiences, then head out to the backyard to start your own flock.
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The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens

Chicken Breeds for Your Home Flock

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760349533

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 9784

Every common breed of chicken, organized into one information-packed guide. Fueled by the local and organic food movements, as well as a sea change in local ordinances, backyard chicken keeping is booming. Anyone who's decided to join the new wave of chicken keepers knows that the poultry breeds available are dizzying in their variety. Calm your anxiety with this book--a guide for backyard chicken keepers in search of chickens that best fit their needs. Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is thoroughly described and is illustrated by color photos. The book tells you all about the bird, detailing each breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and unique qualities. There are fun facts about varieties of chickens, as well as information about color and comb varieties, rare breeds, classification, and hybrids.
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Keeping Chickens for Beginners

Keeping Backyard Chickens from Coops to Feeding to Care and More

Author: Jason Johns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781542738507

Category: Chickens

Page: 172

View: 5358

"Keeping Chickens For Beginners - Keeping Backyard Chickens From Coops to Feeding to Care and More" is for anyone wanting to keep their own chickens, whether for eggs, meat or exhibiting.Keeping chickens can seem very overwhelming at first and this book provides a clear step-by-step guide walking you through everything from selecting the right breed for your needs to looking after your chickens to breeding them.Everything you need to know to successful keep chickens and enjoy fresh eggs or meat is in this detailed book. Whether you have bought chickens already or are considering it, you will learn exactly what you need to do as well as the correct equipment for keeping healthy chickens.In "Keeping Chickens For Beginners - Keeping Backyard Chickens From Coops to Feeding to Care and More" you will discover: Choosing a Coop - get the right coop and run, the major expenses in chicken keeping, to ensure your chickens are healthy and protected Choosing a Breed - learn exactly what to look for in a breed as well as the pros and cons of various breeds, including the best egg layers and meat chickens Feeding and Watering - discover the best foods for your chickens and what you should never feed them as well as their water requirements Caring for Chickens - it's a big commitment, so learn everything you need to know to care for your hens from routine jobs to protecting them to seasonal precautions and more Cleaning the Coop - a vital job that has to be done properly so you will learn the best way to clean the coop to kill pests and prevent infection Pests, Disease and Predators - find out the risks to your chickens and exactly what you can do to minimize these dangers Raising Chickens for Meat - not for everyone, but you will find out exactly how to raise a chicken for the table, including killing, plucking and butchering the bird Breeding Chickens - how to successfully breed chickens to add to your flock, to sell or for the table Hatching Eggs - everything you need to know to select eggs to hatch and incubate them successfully Caring for Baby Chicks - learn how to take care of baby chicks, what they need and when to move them outside Holidaying - find out how to go away on holiday and ensure your chickens are well cared for whilst you are away Exhibiting Chickens - discover the best breeds to exhibit and exactly what is required for a show winning chicken Making Money With Chickens - some tips on generating an income from your chickens Keeping chickens is incredibly rewarding and once you have had fresh eggs you won't ever want to return to bland, tasteless supermarket eggs. Although there is an initial outlay, chickens are relatively low maintenance and do not tend to cost much once they are settled. You can be enjoying fresh eggs and even meat from your chickens.Enjoy your adventure into chicken keeping, it is good fun and something anyone can do, even with a small backyard. Discover today how this book will teach you everything you need to know to successfully keep chickens at home and enjoy the benefits of these backyard birds.
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A Chicken in Every Yard

The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping

Author: Robert Litt,Hannah Litt

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1580085822

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 7844

"This nuts-and-bolts guide to selecting and raising backyard chickens offers everything a first-time keeper needs to know, from the experts at the Urban Farm Store in Portland, Oregon"--Provided by publisher.
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Chick Days

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying

Author: Jenna Woginrich

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 7824

Jenna Woginrich chronicles the life journey of three chickens (Amelia, Honey, and Tilda) from fluffy, newly hatched bundles to grown hens laying eggs of their own. As you watch these chickens grow, you’ll learn everything you need to know about chicken behavior, feeding, housing, and health care. This playfully informative guide will inspire you to confidently raise your own feathered flock.
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How to Raise Backyard Chickens

The Complete Guide to Caring for Chicks to Laying Hens

Author: Isaac Miller

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514139660

Category:

Page: 40

View: 9941

Keeping chickens is much easier then you may think, and much easier then regular household pets. By just checking on them a few minutes a day, you should be collecting daily eggs in no time. In this book we will review the steps needed, from getting and taking care of small chicks, to transitioning them to an outside coup, and what to expect in between. Grab a drink and a small bite to eat, find a comfy place to sit and together we will discover what joys backyard chickens can be. In this book we will walk you through: Space Required and Coop Size Choosing a Chicken Breed How to Care for Chicks When to take them to the Coop Keeping the Chicken Coop and Run Clean How to Feed Chickens Have a joyful life with this book and your new little friends.
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The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Tara Layman Williams

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383746

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 2423

Properly raised chickens can be a major boon to any household looking to save money on eggs and poultry. The average hen lays 260 eggs per year, which means that with just six chickens, your family could have 1,560, or 130 dozen, eggs a year. Not only can this save your family significant money on groceries, but you can also harvest and sell eggs at farmers markets or local supermarkets. Additionally, you can raise poultry for meat, saving you a weekly trip to your grocer s deli counter. Raising chickens is relatively inexpensive, and they are easy to maintain if you are equipped with the right knowledge. Plus, your family will love having these quirky and fun birds around. With The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply, you can have a happy and healthy flock that provides your family with countless benefits. In this book, you will find comprehensive information on understanding how to raise your new flock, no matter if you live in the city or on a small farm. Starting with the basics, this book begins describing the different goals and reasons you may want to have these birds, whether for eggs, meat, breeding, selling, showing, or just to have them as pets. You will learn how to understand chickens and how to decide which breed to purchase depending on your needs, as well as where to purchase your chickens and handle them. After reading this book, you will know what your chickens will need and how to take care of them so you can meet your goals for the birds. You will learn what kind of housing your chickens need, including everything from runs and bedding to lighting, perches, and nesting boxes. Once you are an expert on chicken coops, you will explore the proper methods and forms of feed each breed needs. This book provides details on how to breed chickens for egg production and how to collect and store the eggs, while additional information is included on how to manage your breeders and hatch eggs. This book covers the entire lifespan of the chicken, including hatching, egg cultivation, mating, and slaughter. Additionally, you will rarely have to call the vet with this book s information on chicken health and anatomy. We interviewed top chicken farms and experts for this book, and their expertise and experience is compiled in this book to provide practical information on maintaining chicken health, how different seasons affect chicken care, and how to raise chickens for meat. The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens is the perfect guide for any new chicken farmer to have in hand. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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Backyard Chickens

A Guide for Beginners

Author: Michelle Templin

Publisher: New Holland Pub Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781742574516

Category: Nature

Page: 111

View: 2051

Fresh golden-yolk eggs in ready supply, organic fertilizer for the vegetable garden-what's not to love about keeping chickens? This handbook includes answers to questions such as: What type of chicken suits your space? Where do you buy chickens? What should you look for when buying chickens? What housing will your chickens will require?
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Keeping Chickens for Dummies

Author: Pammy Riggs,Kimberley Willis,Rob Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119994179

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 1237

Provides readers with an introduction to all aspects of keeping chickens, from constructing a hutch to the correct feeding regime. Offering expert advice to the reader straight from the River Cottage 'Chicken Whisperer'.
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Backyard Chickens: A Practical Handbook to Raising Chickens

Author: Claire Woods

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781719998406

Category: Gardening

Page: 124

View: 5513

The Backyard Chicken Handbook is an authoritative guide, from a fourth-generation chicken keeper, bringing simple yet practical knowledge which covers all aspects of raising healthy and happy chickens. This handbook covers: selecting the perfect chicken breed, feeding your hens, healthy egg laying, chicken behavior (including bullying) and how-to treat common chicken health issues. The handbook is suited to both first time keepers and veterans by providing varying degrees of detail to keep both readers engaged. Full color photos and illustrations throughout provide specific examples of chicken anatomy, health and behavior.
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